Eaton Corporation PLC (ETN): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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Eaton Corporation ( ETN) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Eaton Corporation rose $1.10 (1.7%) to $65.84 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,918,501 shares of Eaton Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,439,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $64.55-$65.97 after having opened the day at $64.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.74. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: China Valves Technology ( CVVT), up 33.9%, China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), up 9.9%, ZBB Energy Corporation ( ZBB), up 6.4% and Proto Labs ( PRLB), up 5.2%.
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Eaton Corporation plc operates as a diversified power management company worldwide. The company operates through Electrical Americas, Electrical Rest of World, Cooper, Hydraulics, Aerospace, Truck, and Automotive segments. Eaton Corporation has a market cap of $30.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Eaton Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Eaton Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, China BAK Battery ( CBAK), down 5.6%, Altair Nanotechnologies ( ALTI), down 3.9%, China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY), down 3.3% and Ballard Power Systems ( BLDP), down 3.3%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial industry could consider SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).

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